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As a result of the 2020 Queensland Government elections, this department has undergone a machinery of government. Read more about the new Ministerial portfolios and departmental Directors-General.

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So you want to be a councillor?

Local government elections are held every four years and on the same date for all 77 councils across Queensland.

By-elections can also be held to fill councillor vacancies that occur between elections.

By becoming a councillor, or even just running for election, you can make a positive difference to your local community. Queensland’s councils need councillors and mayors that reflect the diversity of our communities.

Click the links below to find out more about the role of a councillor, what councils do, and what you need to know about being a candidate in 2020.

Last updated: 17 Aug 2022